PVB interlayers are thin protective films made from polyvinyl butyral resin, sandwiched between two panels of glass. These interlayers possess the properties of optical clarity, strong bond, toughness, flexibility, and adhesion to various surfaces. The laminated glasses made from interlayers are used in automobile, construction, and photovoltaic industries as protectors to provide protection from projectiles, acoustic insulation, UV insulation, and safety & security. The increasing production of vehicles and mandatory safety glass regulations are the major factors driving the PVB interlayers market.
Photovoltaic is expected to be the fastest growing end-user segment for PVB interlayers market due to its advantages over other plastic materials as an encapsulant in the photovoltaic modules. Trend of exploring and using renewable sources of energy generation is expected to lead the higher consumption of PVB interlayers in this end-use industry segment during the forecast period.
Standard PVB interlayers are used in more than 70% of laminated glass applications. Interlayers are used to enhance safety and security performance, and to improve the acoustic and UV protection performance of the glass. These interlayers are used in four side supported glass and 1-3 side and minimally supported glass in windows, façade systems, overhead, floor and balustrade. However, these interlayers have comparatively lower post breakage performance, which resulted in replacement of interlayers by advanced interlayers, such as PVB structured interlayers and ionoplast interlayers. Additionally, these interlayers have limitations, such lower strength and increased weight in comparison to monolithic glass.
APAC is estimated to be the largest region in overall PVB interlayers market during the forecast period. Increased consumption of PVB interlayers due to growth in production of electric vehicles, building & construction projects, and solar photovoltaic installations in China, India, Japan, South Korea, among other countries has led to growth of the PVB interlayers in APAC.
Key market players include Eastman Chemical Company (US), Kuraray (Germany), Sekisui Chemicals (Japan), Everlam (Belgium), Genau Manufacturing Company (India), KB PVB (China), Chang Chun Group (China), DuLite (China), Huakai Plastic (China), Willing Lamiglass Materials (China), and Jiangsu Darui Hengte Technology (China).
Key Questions Addressed by the Report
· What are the global trends in demand for PVB interlayers? Will the market witness an increase or decline in demand in the near future?
· What were the revenue pockets for PVB interlayers in 2018?
· Who are the key players in the PVB interlayers market, globally?
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Study Scope
1.3. Study Period
1.4. Market Stakeholders
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Secondary Research
2.2. Primary Research
2.3. Research Design
2.4. Data Validation
2.5. Limitations and Assumptions
3. Market Dynamics
3.1.1.Large-Scale Demand From the Automotive Industry
3.1.2.The Growing Demand From the Building & Construction Industry
3.2.1.Replacement With More Optimized Materials
3.3.1.Growing Photovoltaic Industry
4. Executive Summary
5. PVB Interlayers Market, By Type
6. PVB Interlayers Market, By End-Use Industry
7. PVB Interlayers Market, By Region
7.1. North America
7.2.6.Rest of Europe
7.3.5.Rest of APAC
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1.Middle East & Africa
8. Company Profiles
8.1. Leading Companies in PVB Interlayers Market
8.1.1.Eastman Chemical Company
8.1.5.Genau Manufacturing Company
8.1.7.Chang Chun Group
8.1.10. Willing Lamiglass Materials
8.1.11. Other Players
8.1.12. Jiangsu Daruihengte Technology & Science
*Company introduction, financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis
9. Conclusion and Recommendations
10.2. Related Reports